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It’s still a lot slower than the new Honda mower, which goes 134 mph

Today in silly automotive stunts comes news that there's a new world record for fastest modified farm tractor. It comes courtesy of the folks on BBC's "Top Gear"; the actual show airs Sunday on BBC 2.

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The company revealed its final concept version in Dubai, and its American-made engine is tested on a dyno.

The company revealed its final concept version in Dubai, and its American-made engine hits 5,000 hp on a dyno.

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Can the Dubai startup back up its outrageous claims?

Can the Dubai startup back up its outrageous claims?

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It's the 20th anniversary of the Thrust SSC's run. Up next, the Bloodhound.

It's the 20th anniversary of the Thrust SSC's run. Up next, the Bloodhound.

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The Grappler is a new method to de-escalate high-speed pursuits.

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Genovation sets street-legal EV top-speed level on its first day of testing.

Genovation Cars provides some fun footage of its Corvette Electric Vehicle reaching almost 190 miles per hour.

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Japan's experimental magnetic levitation train sets another world speed record at 374 miles per hour, but isn't set to enter service for another dozen years.

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New Electric Motorcycle Speed Record In Utah

Put it this way: if Eva Hakansson had sufficient battery capacity and road space for her record-breaking KillaJoule electric "sidecar" motorcycle, she could make the 650-mile trip from her Denver-area home base to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in about the time it takes to watch a football game. Heck, she could probably relax and catch the fourth quarter at her destination.

Teen faces 25 years in prison for deadly crash

Defense lawyers told a jury Thursday pot was not a factor when their teenage client crashed his car in a high-speed accident, even though he was high on the drug at the time.

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Back in August, it was announced that Fox Sports would be picking up the entirety of the United SportsCar Racing Series as part of a five-year deal. This made us very happy, not only because the combination of the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am Series promised some great racing, but because with the closure of Speed TV, there was genuine concern that we'd lose a big source of televised racing that didn't involve oval tracks.

Speed demon 'AfroDuck' could lose his BMW Z4 roadster

New York police aren't content with simply arresting the daredevil who raced around Manhattan in record time; they want his car as well.

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Drivers in the state of New York may be able to pick up the pace on the Empire State's roads if a bill from freshman Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda gets passed. Sepulveda submitted a bill that would see speed limits raised from 65 to 75 miles per hour, statewide.

Some states raising speed limits for safety sake

How does driving 80 mph, legally, sound?

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A pair of French-Canadian scientists are claiming that birds understand speed limits. As ludicrous as it sounds, it begins to make sense once you dive a bit deeper into it. See, the two professors, one from the University of Quebec at Rimouski and one from McGill University in Montreal, began studying birds in France back in 2006.

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On Saturday, August 17 at 6:00 AM, Speed will go off the air. Its channel will be replaced by a new multi-sport network, called Fox Sports 1. Rumors that a switch were in the works first emerged in late 2012, while things became clearer in March, when the FS1 name emerged. That story disappointed a lot of people. It disappointed us. While Speed's heavy focus on NASCAR got annoying some times (switching away from the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Sprint Cup qualifying comes to mind), it was still a gre

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Treehuggers and gearheads unite! Long viewed as primarily the green-car enthusiast's domain, electric vehicles can actually be just as satisfactory for pedal-mashers, provided that there's a charging system nearby, writes Blake Herrschaft for the Rocky Mountain Institute.

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We'll admit to having been pretty irritated at the NASCAR-centric programming at Speed in the past, but never to the point of stripping down to our bare backsides and terrorizing the company's offices.

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As we first reported last October, it appears that the Speed channel – currently offered in more than 80 million homes in North America – will likely be rebranded as Fox Sports 1 late this summer. The renaming will allow Fox to broaden the channel's focus and air content from its Major League Baseball and National Football League contracts. A more general sports format will also position Fox more aggressively against ESPN and its various sports channels.

This week's episode of The List on Speed brings together two episodes of the series that highlight some unique forms of four-wheeled competition. The first is the 24 Hours of LeMons, in which hosts Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre, compete on a team that dredged the depths of British automotive history to find their race cars.

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The State of the Union is tonight at 9PM EST, and we've already spoken with the President, who assures us he'll be done talking in plenty of time to catch the second episode of The List on Speed at 10:30PM EST/PST.